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Antonio Brown gives good reason for demanding a new contract

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Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was the best player in his position and hardly anyone could stop him. 

He was the best receiver in the league as he caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns and helped the Steelers reach the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Brown still has two years left on his contract which will see him signed to the AFC North team until the end of the 2017 season.


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Although he has no plans on leaving the team as of yet, he does want more money than the base salary of just under $15 million that he will earn in the next two years, and he provides a good reason for it as well.

According to ESPN, the wide receiver said after Sunday's practice: “You have to take care of your guys. If a guy underperforms, you get rid of him. If a guy overperforms, you take care of him.”

Many fans will say Brown is deserving of an adjusted contract because of what he did for the team last season.

However, back in March, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told Pro Football Talk that the team would be sticking to their policies of not giving new contracts to non-quarterbacks with more than a year left on their contract. He also excepts Brown to honor his contract "without any issue.”

The likelihood outcome of this case is that the Steelers star won't be given a new contract until next year when he has one year left on his current deal, and as so long as he performs the same way he did last season - or even better - he will be given the deal he desires.

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